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Listmates,
It doesn't seem possible that Mother's Day is only a few days away. I guess it is true that time flies much faster the older you get. :-D I looking back on my memories of my mother, I think of what a great woman she was, began to realize how much she loved her children. I know she spent any hours on her knees praying for her five children. I'm not sure that any of us are entirely where she hoped we would be, but we are getting there. I wrote this in honor of my own mother, and also as a tribute for other mothers whose children just can't remember what their mothers have done for them.
Jerry


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A Mother's Tears

If a mother's tears get you to asking,
She'll probably tell you, "It's really nothing."
But if we look closely, what would we find?
Would they tell us what's on her mind?
Hey there's a tear, shall we take a look?
Let's try to make her an open book.
I will place it under the microscope.
This will give us some clues...I hope.
A range of emotions I'm beginning to see.
A lot of them have to do with me.
There is love and hope, grief and fear,
All this I find in only one tear.
Here's another, let's check it out,
Let's find out what a mother's about.
There's a lot of prayer to God above,
To keep me safe in His great love.
Hey! What is this I'm seeing here?
There's a big surprise in this little tear.
This small little tear is filled with pride,
An emotion she never tried to hide.
Now I'm only beginning to see,
How complex a mother can be.
The love and hope that's in her heart,
Never ends even when we're apart.
It over-rides her grief and fears,
That's what I see in a mother's tears.
Mama, I love you for now and always.
So let me say here, Happy Mother's Day.

© 2000, Jerry Ham
e-mail Jerry.Ham@werner-saumweber.de

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